member, 266 posts
Fri 19 Dec 2014
at 19:16
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Soooo frustrated as my husband is working 14-15 hour shifts because his idiot boss told three of his co-workers that they could go work for a different company temporarily....which made it so that Dh and the only other guy who remained to pick up the slack. So he is doing his job and the job of the rest of the crew that left....his boss is a idiot! He was supposed to only have a 2 hour shift today and then work a 10- hour shift tonight, but he just sent me a txt saying he has to work longer and does not know when he will be home now. I knew it!!! I even told him before he left that his boss was going to pull this strudel but he swore that it wouldn't happen. Ugh! Sooooo stressed!!!! and the kicker is that even if he works all these extra hours he won't get paid more because he is salary and even with being salary isn't making much.

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 member, 531 posts
Sat 31 Jan 2015
at 18:45
Re: So much for happy holidays...
It sucks being stuck in an Eagles song, even if it is a good one.
 member, 133 posts
Tue 3 Feb 2015
at 20:43
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Its rather funny but also annoying to be asked to be removed from such an inactive game, politely just because I thought the game was inactive. Next thing I know I come back on to see a rude comment, childish if that from the GM in the OOC. Just rude GMs do give me a headache, but that's my opinion and it infuriates me nonetheless.

Oh well, life must go on :)
 member, 269 posts
Wed 4 Feb 2015
at 23:33
Re: So much for happy holidays...
I am so sick and tired of winter.  As if the 43+ inches of snow in the last two weeks wasn't bad enough, now we're going to get another 6 inches by tomorrow morning, and another storm this weekend.  Ugh!  This stuff will be around until June at this rate :P
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Thu 5 Feb 2015
at 08:44
Re: So much for happy holidays...
I am losing confidence in one of my GMs too run my favorite setting in any but its most base form.  The setting deserves to be taken far more seriously than it gets credit for, almost always.

Among a myriad of other issues I'm having, I really lost confidence when he made an OOC post celebrating his mockery of a total noob at a local store.

PARANOIA players all over, please realize that not inviting folks to participate, and making them feel like appleholes for not understanding the nuances of a system that you can't reasonably expect them to understand on 0 experience with it doesn't make you clever. If you like said system you should be a good ambassador for it. Allen says be inviting. Don't be a figstick.

"I brought potato chips!" ZAPZAPZAP! (IC character death)

"So I roll against habitat engineering, is that right?" ZAPZAPZAP! (IC Character death followed by rounds of mocking laughter)

[Any reasonable new player question?] "IMPERFECTLY PHRASED!" ZAPZAPZAP! (IC character death)

Little wonder noone wants to play with us and our game is mostly a joke to others. Let's change that and be good representatives of our system. ZAPZAPZAP has its place, (has 10,000+ places in fact) but the first time someone asks "What's B3?" in genuine earnestness is not one of those times. The guy genuinely doesn't know. This is supposed to be a fun and poignant diversion, not an an exercise in dorktastic exclusivism. Just tell him what it is, for Pete's sake! If he asks again 3 sessions from now? That's the time for ZAPZAPZAP.

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 member, 538 posts
Sat 7 Feb 2015
at 22:44
Re: So much for happy holidays...
The cat got into the fish dinner tonight.
shady joker
 member, 1601 posts
Sat 7 Feb 2015
at 23:14
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Kissanme's link for episode 22 of space battleship Yamato is broken.
 member, 267 posts
Tue 10 Feb 2015
at 23:16
Re: So much for happy holidays...
So frustrated, just re-installed my laptops new hard drive and then I installed the new operating system which won't work....ugh!!!! I am ready to chuck the stupid thing out a window at this point. I haven't been able to use it since before christmas and HP is a joke as far as I am concerned since I can never reach any actual person to talk to....Argh! Hate hate hate hate hate stupid computers.
 member, 526 posts
Fri 13 Feb 2015
at 20:44
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Ordered The Land Before Time.

Got The Land Before Time X.

Seller's response: What's the difference?
 member, 2816 posts
Sat 14 Feb 2015
at 04:09
Re: So much for happy holidays...

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 member, 543 posts
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 01:31
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Th8nk this is the most i have regretted moving to Canada since I got here.
girl in green
 member, 40 posts
Sun 15 Feb 2015
at 05:45
Re: So much for happy holidays...
I'm getting my first taste of group projects in college. It sure is fun doing an assignment intended for eight people with two instead because everyone else is a bunch of no-shows and/or procrastinators. C'mon, guys. Is it that hard to show a token amount of respect for your group members and at least PRETEND to care about our final grade? :c
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Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 07:42
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Acid reflux.

'Nuff said...
 member, 211 posts
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 17:13
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Shingles.  In my 40s.
 member, 122 posts
Wed 18 Feb 2015
at 17:47
Re: So much for happy holidays...

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 Gaming for over 30
 years, and counting!
Thu 19 Feb 2015
at 09:11
Re: So much for happy holidays...
While I'm here and thinking about it...

I've asked three girls out in the past two weeks.  One, I've seen once in, like, the last decade and a half, the other two, I see relatively often but generally end up conversing with more on Facebook than anywhere else.

The one I haven't seen in ages said no...but explained why (she's working on three shows this semester, AND in school full-time, AND working close to full-time, plus she's got a daughter at home that she likes to spend as much time with as possible).  I can appreciate that...

The other two?  The ones that I am more acquainted with?  Haven't even bothered responding to the invitation (since I converse with them most of the time on Facebook, that's where I asked them out...)  One of them lost her phone a while ago, and I'm not even sure if she still has the same number now that she got the replacement (I would assume so, but who knows?)  And, on top of that, she was also going to help me with the makeup for a show I've got coming up in a couple of weeks...so I asked her if she was still on board for that.  She hasn't answered that, either.  The other one, I sent a follow-up text to, since the first thing I'd asked her out to had come and gone already...the only response I got from the text was a very curt 'Who is this?' (She should have my number, we've called and texted each other in the past when I helped her out with a couple of projects...)  When I answered (because, who knows, she may have lost her phone, as well, and didn't get all her contacts back when she replaced it...that seems to happen to several of my friends on a semi-regular basis), I got a resounding silence in reply.

This would bug me enough, on its own, but it's a reminder of a painful chapter in my past...where I dated a girl for a few weeks, and then seemingly became completely non-existent in her world for a few more weeks (she never returned phone calls or messages, the one time I stopped by on my way to campus she wasn't home--according to her roommates--and the time I bumped into her in town, she looked right past me like I wasn't even there.)  When she DID finally deign to acknowledge the fact that I did exist, it was to show me her new engagement ring...apparently, she dated me just long enough to panic her ex-boyfriend into getting over his fear of commitment and proposing to her, I learned later.

And people wonder why I'm still single...experiences like this do not create much faith in the dating process.
 member, 268 posts
Sun 22 Feb 2015
at 17:32
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Dh worked last night so he would be able to take today off for our son's birthday....he just got a phone call saying they need him to come in....SERIOUSLY!!!!! I am going to freak out if he is late as he worked all night last night to make sure that he wasn't called in but his IDIOT co-worker didn't get the message and now he is gone for a hour to go pick something up for work and I am ready to kill something if he is late for his son's birthday. I have booked a room at the aquatic center and he took the car with the car seats and I don't have my license. We will just get there in time to get everything.
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 years, and counting!
Thu 5 Mar 2015
at 08:38
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Totally trivial vent, especially given the fact that I caught it this early, but...

I work at a movie theater...I'm the guy that downloads all the digital content onto our servers and programs the showtimes into the automation schedule.  And I hate it when I put in Friday's schedule, copy it for Saturday, and then forget to change to Saturday when I alter everything for the matinee showtimes.

Now I've gotta undo Friday and do Saturday, all over again...
 member, 551 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2015
at 23:12
Re: So much for happy holidays...
Forced awake at 4am, couldn't quite get back to sleep despite over an hour or two of trying. Got up, started routine. Dog escapes. Cat escapes. Have to ignore dog to get cat. Dog takes several victory laps around the block during rush-hour/going to school time. both dog and cat are being obnoxious after being caught and put back inside. Ended getting less pay than I hope to make up for an emergency glasses replacement. Pants are irrevocably damaged, making it my last pair in a country I am just a visitor in. Dinner turned out badly and more stuff making this one of the worst days I've had in a long time.

So for those who know me, if you haven't seen me in the last few days or I have been short and seemingly not acting my norm: know that I am in a really dire mood.

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 member, 331 posts
Tue 31 Mar 2015
at 23:28
Let's Fight
So I initiated with my 7 year old son... "Let's Fight"
He thinks this is so cool. I block his first two punches and I go for a tickle attack. I get him on the floor.

Round two: He steps back and snaps a kick. Which I decided to block with my index finger.

TIME OUT for Dad.
 member, 15 posts
Wed 1 Apr 2015
at 02:03
Re: So much for happy holidays...

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 member, 6637 posts
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 years, and counting!
Thu 23 Apr 2015
at 07:01
I want my brain back...
It's allergy season.  And for some bizarre reason, it's worse this year than I ever remember.  I thought it was, perhaps, an allergy that turned into a cold (and it may be, I don't know for sure), but in the past when that's happened, there were certain allergy symptoms that stopped bothering me once the cold settled in.  Not so, this year.

Between the allergy meds and the rocky sleep I get as a result of having to sleep in odd positions to keep my sinuses from drowning me overnight, my mental focus is drifting.  I remembered a 7:30 meeting tonight at 9:30 (I was asleep on my couch at 7:30).

I'll certainly be happy when whatever's finished pollinating for the spring and things drop back to a manageable level again...
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 Life; a journey made once
Sat 23 May 2015
at 06:27
Re: I want my brain back...
I'm angry, and I don't know why. Bad stuff happens and I deal with that, but that usually doesn't anger me, it scares me, makes me anxious or or annoys me. No, I'm just angry, very often, and it's very deep seeded anger that roots in part from not feeling accomplished. It makes me argumentative and confrontational, and when the few times I avoid confrontation, like on RPOL I receive terse backlash for not arguing and just removing myself from the situation.

Really that's not it though, the culprit is feeling ineffective and overwhelmed, it makes me feel small and insignificant. I see so many people so accomplished and better at in activities I really try hard at, or lackadaisical about things I try to be good at and still comparable to me. It makes me feel lost and disparaged, which makes me feel either sad, and not productive, or angry and aggressive.

Because life doesn't stop when I have a bad day, or for anyone for that matter, I end up being angry to get through the day. It makes me off-putting and offensive, and I can understand that, but that makes me feel sad.

It's gotten to the point though, that I've exhausted a lot of great potential for new friends because I've been an ass. Just too stubborn on that day to say "I'm sorry. The truth is, I made a mistake. I don't know what I'm doing and tried to pretend I did. I spent a lot time trying to make this work, but I need help."

The fact I'm angry makes (most) people not like me, the fact they don't like me makes me worried, and sometimes, if it's someone I've actually got to know and messed it up with, sad. Life goes on and things need to happen, and I try, and often fal, which makes me frustrated...and then angry.

Failing is my worst fear, and so it's a very tangled vicious cycle. It is both a self fulfilling prophecy and a conduit for repeating occurrence One that can only be broken by intensely deliberate thought process. I don't have to be good, I just have to be good enough. People will like me if I'm not so moany and gripey, and if they don't then it's matter of them not liking my actual attitude and not this toxic bravado. If that's the case then it's just better that way. Because it just means we're not compatible, and that's okay, that's not failing.

It's just going to take quite awhile before I can shake that attitude of being defensive in the face of ridicule. It hits at the very nerve that affects me most. I have lofty aspirations, and that is true on RPOL games I GM here too, but I feel like if I aim for the sky, an illusory place I can never quite get, I find myself taking off and going farther than I ever would have had I only intend to get my feet off the ground. I hate falling, and especially when people mock or ridicule the notion of trying to fly, but when I find those rare events where I can, where I do something great in spite of all the limitations and feel like I'm floating, that's what makes me happy. That and sharing people's company.

I think that was one of the few things (and hopefully this doesn't tread again site RoA, it's more anecdotal) that I held onto from days in a warped religious lifestyle. I remember the stories of Jesus being with friends and valuing that over having a clean home, doing superficial work, or maintaining the "Jonah is the ONLY sign!" philosophy. I'd rather go without eating (and have) or miss a day of work than miss a good time with a friend. That makes me happy too. Because nothing can by back that time, and I would (and do) miss that most.

Sharing the company, even over the internet, with kind and fun people is enriching. I need to admit I really need help with things I should know, and ask for forgiveness when I say or do something disrespectful, rather than trying to justify a mistake.

Eh, I already know all this, and it serves very little purpose to post it for everyone to read rather than just write it down and discard it, but it helps in the process of trying to fix a problem. Bein g willing to admit I often feel inept and overwhelmed, and that that makes me angry, I hope will be a step in the direction of not being so. "It doesn't matter what people think. " well, yeah it does, to me at least. They may not be right, but it at least paints a more accurate and objective picture of who I am. Everything is subjective. If it doesn't matter what people think, than I might as well be doing this (whatever) alone.

Anyway, this was a LONG vent, but I needed to make it, and this is the place to do it. And I do feel (somewhat) better. </it now>
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Wed 27 May 2015
at 15:20
It pisses me off how people never try to get to know the loner kid who sits alone at lunch and eats silently over his laptop. Why not? You can make it JUST LIKE A MOVIE, WHY AREN'T YOU!?!?
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Wed 3 Jun 2015
at 02:57
Re: I want my brain back...

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